Tennessee State Route 74

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State Route 74

TN 74 in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length17.4 mi[1] (28.0 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[2]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 225 at the Georgia state line
Major intersections
North end US 11 in Cleveland
CountryUnited States
CountiesPolk, Bradley
Highway system
US 74 I-75

State Route 74 (SR 74) is a north–south state highway located primarily in Bradley County, Tennessee. It runs from the Georgia state line to downtown Cleveland. The route serves as a major shortcut, along with SR 60, for Cleveland citizens to commute to Atlanta, Georgia.

The section of SR 74 from its southern terminus to US 64 in Cleveland is a signed secondary highway, with the rest of the route to its northern terminus an unsigned primary highway.

Route description

SR 74 begins at the Tennessee–Georgia state line and runs along the BradleyPolk county line as Spring Place Road, continuing into Murray County as Georgia State Route 225. The route takes its name from Spring Place, an unincorporated community in Murray County on GA 225. The route immediately crosses the Conasauga River Basin and the Conasauga River, then veers to the northeast approximately one-half mile (800 m) later, completely into Bradley County. The route travels for approximately eight miles (13 km), passing through primarily farmland and woodland, crossing several ridges and valleys. The route then comes to an intersection with SR 313, which continues southeast to Oldfort, and enters the community of Wildwood Lake. The route continues for another 2.75 miles (4.43 km) and comes to an interchange with APD-40 (US-64 Bypass/US 74/SR 311), and enters the city limits of Cleveland. The route continues for approximately one mile (1.6 km) through East Cleveland, and comes to an intersection with SR 60 (Dalton Pike), and the route turns right, continuing north as Wildwood Avenue. Approximately 1.25 miles (2.01 km) later the route comes to an intersection with US 64. Most maps show the route as ending here, but the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) lists the route as continuing along concurrently with US 11 (Ocoee Street) through downtown Cleveland up to its split with the US 11 Bypass (Keith Street) in northern Cleveland.[1][3]


Between early 2012 and late 2013, TDOT rebuilt the bridges over the Conasauga River and Basin, closing the route for several miles.[4]

Major intersections

county line
SR 225 south – Chatsworth
Georgia state line; southern terminus; SR 74 begins as a signed secondary highway
BradleyWildwood Lake
SR 313 east (Ladd Springs Road) – Old Fort
Western terminus of SR 313
East Cleveland
US 64 Byp. / US 74 (APD-40/SR 311)
Interchange; beltway around the eastern side of Cleveland
SR 60 south (Dalton Pike) – Dalton, GA
Southern end of SR 60 concurrency

US 64 east / SR 60 north (Inman Street/SR 40 east) to US 64 Byp. / US 74 – Ocoee
Southern end of US 64/SR 40 concurrency; northern end of SR 60 concurrency; SR 74 becomes an unsigned primary highway

US 11 south / US 64 west (S Broad Street/S Ocoee Street/SR 40 west) / SR 312 west (Inman Street) – Ooltewah, Birchwood
US 11 south/US 64 west follow one-way pair; southern end of US 11 concurrency; northern end of US 64/SR 40 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 312; US 11/SR 74 follow Broad Street/Ocoee Street one-way pair north

SR 60 (25th Street/APD-40) to I-75
Northern terminus of APD-40

US 11 Byp. south / US 11 north (Keith Street/SR 2) – Ooltewah, Charleston, Calhoun
Partial interchange; northern terminus of US 11 Bypass and SR 74; SR 74 ends as an unsigned primary highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b Google (November 1, 2017). "Overview Map of State Route 74" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Highway Planning Survey Division (1925). Biennial Report of the Commissioner of the Department of Highways and Public Works State of Tennessee for the Years 1923 and 1924 (PDF) (Report). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works. pp. 39–44. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Transportation (2015). Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2016–16 ed.). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2017.[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Higgins, Randall (February 2, 2012). "Cleveland: Spring Place Road closing for new bridges". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved November 1, 2017.